Composition Alum Jiyoun Chung To Teach in Illinois

The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to note that Composition alum Jiyoun Chung (DMA, composition, 2019) has been appointed adjunct instructor in composition at Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music, Bloomington, IL, starting Fall 2020. Jiyoun is a pianist/composer.

Her works have been performed at festivals and concerts in the USA, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. Recent ones include the National Conference of the College Music Society, American Composers Orchestra Earshot, the Mizzou New Music Initiative, Darkwater Women in Music Festival, Ball State University New Music Festival, the Locrian Chamber Players Concert, String Quartet Smackdown V, Music by Women Festival at Mississippi University for Women, Singapore Asian Composers Festival, Graduate Association of Music and Musician at the University of Texas-Austin, Red Note Festival and many others.

Her pieces have been commissioned, performed and recorded by outstanding groups and musicians, including Ensemble Dal Niente, Invoke, Aguascalientes Symphony Orchestra, Columbia Chamber Choir, Locrian Chamber Players, Bucheon Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus, Catchfire Collective, Jonathan Levin, April Kim, and John Koch.

She was the winner of 2020 Locrian Chamber Players Call for Scores, 2020 Missouri Composers Project Competition, 2015 Singapore Asian Composers Festival, won second place at the 2020 Darkwater Women in Music Composition Competition, and was a finalist in the 2020 Women Composers Festival of Hartford International Call for Score.